The NHS Health Check is for adults in England between the ages of 40 and 74, and is being introduced over the next five years. It will give you and your GP a clearer picture of your health, and help you take action to reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and kidney disease.
You can find out more in the articles below.
What is NHS Health Check?
What happens at the Health Check, and why it's important
Why these four diseases?
NHS Health Check can help you to reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and kidney disease.
The vascular diseases
Heart disease occurs when the artery that supplies blood to the heart becomes blocked.
A stroke deprives your brain of blood and is a medical emergency.
When the kidneys don't work properly, it can cause serious health problems.
Type 2 diabetes
Diabetes can raise your risk of heart disease, stroke and kidney disease
NHS Choices links
The links below will take you to an external website